Johannes Josephsson Risku

20 July 1805–
Laihia, Vaasa, Finland

The Life of Johannes Josephsson

When Johannes Josephsson Risku was born on 20 July 1805, in Laihia, Vaasa, Finland, his father, Joseph Jacobsson Risku, was 36 and his mother, Lisa Johansdotter Kallio, was 31. He married Susanna Henricsdotter Pucka on 16 May 1835, in Laihia, Vaasa, Finland.

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Johannes Josephsson Risku
Susanna Henricsdotter Pucka
Marriage: 16 May 1835

Spouse and Children

16 May 1835
Laihia, Vaasa, Finland

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World Events (5)


Age 3

Russian invasion of Sweden supported by Napoleon.

Age 4

Sweden ceded Finland to Russia. Finland became Grand Duchy of Russia. State Council of Finns appointed. Finland enjoys limited autonomy.

Age 59

Finnish peasants allowed to buy land.

Name Meaning

Czech (Riška): variant of Ryška, nickname for someone with red hair, a derivative of Old Czech ryzí ‘red’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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